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CAERNARFON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

The memorial is to be found in Castle Square, Caernarfon (Caernarvon), Arfon, Gwynedd. It takes the form of a tall cenotaph surmounted by rampant Welsh Dragon; the memorial is set in a paved area, surrounded by concrete posts with a metal chain, and coats of arms, are depicted in relief, surmount inscriptions on all faces with an inset relief of a cross on each face towards top; the ames re in relief on four plaques, mounted on each face and the World War 1 dedicatory inscription is on a plaque that surmounts the names plaque onthe 6 o'clock face, with the World War 2 dedication on the reverse face. The memorial was deicated by the Reverend John Morgan M.A. and unveiled by Mayor A. H. Richards 12 November 1922.

Photograph Copyright © Janice Pedder 2004 (above)
and from an old postacrd Castle Square & the memorial

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2013 (below)

Y RHYFEL MAWR CYNTAF
ARWYDDLUN SERCH AC EDMYGEDD CAERNARFON
I GOFIO'R DEWRION A ABERTHODD EU BYWYDAU
DROS EU GWLAD A'R BRENIN
AR DIR AR FÔR AC YN YR AWYR

1914-1918

YR AIL RYFEL MAWR
ARWYDDLUN SERCH AC EDMYGEDD CAERNARFON
I GOFIO'R DEWRION A ABERTHODD EU BYWYDAU
DROS EU GWLAD A'R BRENIN
AR DIR, AR FÔR, AC YN YR AWYR

1939-1945

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Last updated 4 December, 2019

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